The day-to-day of the Jeremiah Fellowship takes several forms — and is meant to be accessible for individuals with full-time jobs. Depending on the status of the Covid-19 Pandemic, we anticipate much of the fellowship occurring virtually.
- Participants will attend two mandatory webinars with other members of the cohort each month, one on a Sunday and one during a weekday evening. These webinars range from 90 minutes to 3 hours.
- Participants will attend 1 weekend-long retreat
- Participants will have the opportunity to attend optional staff and peer-led spaces like affinity groups, fellow-led sessions, and Shabbat gatherings throughout the fellowship
- The majority of time will be spent as a leader in the participant’s city. This can include regular meetings with other leaders and an organizer, planning and leading public actions and meetings, conducting 1:1’s with potential new community members, and more
- As core leaders, participants will also be a part of Bend the Arc’s national leaders network, which includes a variety of offerings to grow their skills and knowledge.
- The total commitment of the program is about 20-25 hours per month.
The 2021 Jeremiah Fellowship will be 9 months long, spanning from September 2021 to May 2022.
Participants will be asked to fill out an online application with basic information and a few short answer questions. Strong candidates will be invited to interview with Bend the Arc staff on a rolling basis from May to July. Candidates will be given a final decision no later than mid-August 2021.
There’s no one ideal candidate for the Jeremiah Fellowship, but here are a few basics:
- You are a young Jewish adult, in the age range of 22-32
- You plan to be in the city you are applying to for the duration of the fellowship (September 2021- May 2022)
- You are passionate about making an impact on justice issues in your community
- You are willing to grow and learn with a community of peers
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Candidates with all levels of experience are welcome to apply. We look at each candidate holistically. More important than any individual experience is the willingness to take bold leadership, work to make change, and a strong desire to organize Jewish communities to take sustained public action. Regardless of your level of experience, Bend the Arc’s team of organizers, program leaders, and advocates will support you and help develop your leadership to fight for a more just country for all of us.
The Jeremiah Fellowship embraces Jewish pluralism as a core value of our community. Jews from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply, including religious, cultural, secular, atheist, and those currently involved in the conversion process. Jews from multi-faith families, LGBTQ Jews, and Jews of Color are encouraged to apply. If you self-identify Jewishly, this community is for you!
- There are no fees associated with the fellowship.
- Bend the Arc covers all costs for room, board, and travel to and from the retreats (when we can safely gather in person again). Bend the Arc also covers costs for all online trainings, webinars, and coaching. There may be incidental expenses, such as travel to and from local meetings or bringing a potluck dish to share. Bend the Arc is committed to ensuring that cost is not a barrier to participating.
- Bend the Arc’s cost is over $9,500 per participant, which is covered thanks to the generosity of our supporters and funders.